39-2022 – Riccardo Gori – Scaling up on the Wheel II

September 20 – 24 2022

Augment the size of your work on the wheel

For intermediate and advanced

39-2022 – Riccardo Gori  – Scaling up on the Wheel II


In Scaling up II, a series of techniques for throwing large pieces will taught and trained. It is a continuation of Scaling up I, however, the course can also be attended separately.


During the three full working days of Scaling up II, there will be practical demonstrations of different techniques for throwing large and tall pieces. Some of the throwing will occur in separate parts, then to be joined.  Each step will be demonstrated in detail and all those factors that contributes to the success analysed thoroughly. The instructors will relate their tips and tricks with generosity. Due to the size of the pieces and the briefness of the course, the work will not be fired. With the focus totally on the making, the apprehensions that may arise about the finished product is avoided.


Exceptional knowledge and passion for the wheel is an outstanding feature of this teacher. Through practical demonstrations and much discussion, he will transmit an exhaustive amount of information. There will be plenty of time for questions and answer.


The course is taught in Italian and English. A  delicious lunch will be served every day and acommodation is included in the price. This course is designed for the intermediate and advanced level.

The Artist

Riccardo Gori was born in Florence. After studies in Geology, in 1982 he started his training in ceramics, earning the diploma of Master of Throwing. By collaborating with artists, masters and historical workshops in Tuscany and Faenza he expands his knowledge of traditional and innovative techniques on the wheel and in glazing. He likes to teach in schools and educational workshops. In 2002 he opens his own studio, where he produces stoneware and porcelain objects and sculptures. In collaboration with his wife Silvia Ferraro he designs porcelain jewels with crystalline glazes. His work is shown in galleries in Italy and Europe and has been published in Ceramic Review. www.ceramichegori.it






Riccardo Gori


September 20 – 24 2022




Some experience required

Deposit for booking:

€ 300

Total price:



Payment and Refund Policy

A deposit is required at registration. After submitting the registration form, you may proceed with the payment on-line. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, the registration will be confirmed once the deposit has been accredited in our banking account. The balance must be paid at the beginning of the course.

You may withdraw within 14 days of registration without incurring in any penalties and will have the deposit fully refunded.  No refund of deposits past 14 days of registration, pursuant to articles 53 and following of the EU consumer protection legislation.
If La Meridiana cannot hold the course due to unforeseen events beyond our control, La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a voucher for a different course of your choice. The voucher is valid for two years. The deposit will be transferred to the new course.


The workshop fee includes the following:
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day;
Studio open 12 hours per day;
All materials and firings;
Lodging in double room; single room on request at additional fee of 100 euro ;
Freshly prepared three course lunch with wine on all working days;
Final dinner;
Coffee break in the mornings and in the evenings.


La Meridiana is equipped to comply with the current safety standards regarding Covid-19, including social distancing between people in and outside the studio. The daily maintenance of hygiene measures is guaranteed.  Please note that participants will be required to follow the security protocol and to comply with some simple precautions.